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A light at the end of the tunnel

At Smart Light Sports in Woburn, Joe Dellanno has found a way to teach kids with special needs how to play the games they love.By Brion O’Connor

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

What happened when a Native American was murdered in 1813?

Find out about this noteworthy trial and the aftermath on Tuesday, April 4, at the Malden Public Library.

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Citgo ho!

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THE ARGUMENT

Should Rowley voters approve a temporary tax increase to renovate the Pine Grove School?

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A light at the end of the tunnel

At Smart Light Sports in Woburn, Joe Dellanno has found a way to teach kids with special needs how to play the games they love.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

What happened when a Native American was murdered in 1813?

Find out about this noteworthy trial and the aftermath on Tuesday, April 4, at the Malden Public Library.

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

Chelmsford boys hungry for more volleyball glory

The Lions were surprised by Westford Academy in last year’s North final. That won’t happen again.

MERRIMAC

Merrimac to update on municipal building renovations

The Public Safety Building Committee is recommending a new joint police/public works facility be built on donated land at 106 West Main St.

HAVERHILL

Haverhill Democrats to host forum on social justice

Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim will be the guest speaker at the gathering, which will focuse on immigration and civil rights.

UP CLOSE

A champion of fair housing in Lynn

Eleanor Wessell’s tireless voice led to the development of King’s Lynne, a place where residents in all income brackets feel at home.

LOCAL FARE

My Diner: Southie’s loss is Melrose’s gain

This is the place to get a hearty, tasty breakfast and sample traditional dishes such as baked meatloaf, roast beef, and grilled cheese sandwiches.

INFORMER

Openings, closings, events, and more north of Boston

Groups in Somerville and Lowell are stepping up to help children who experience trauma related to opioid abuse.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Luke Connolly of Salem won his third Youth New England Wrestling Championship.

METHUEN

MSPCA holding adaptathon for companion horses

The MSPCA at Nevins Farm in Methuen is waiving the $200 adoption fee for eight companion horses throughout the month of April.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

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A hospital caller uses the 911 emergency line to report a nicotine crisis, strange items wind up in mailboxes, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Cartoon Caption Contest

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On The Move

ON THE MOVE

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/20/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/tamposi_26zorec04_zo.jpg A hiker’s guide to the best nearby trails

Author Lafe Low, who’s revising Helen Weatherall’s “60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Boston,” recommends great outdoor walks near Boston.

Globe North Community News

NEWBURYPORT

Tall ships to sail into Newburyport

Maritime Days will be held May 24-29 on the waterfront right behind the Custom House Maritime Museum.

MERRIMAC

Merrimac to update on municipal building renovations

The Public Safety Building Committee is recommending a new joint police/public works facility be built on donated land at 106 West Main St.

HAVERHILL

Haverhill Democrats to host forum on social justice

Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim will be the guest speaker at the gathering, which will focuse on immigration and civil rights.

South

NORWELL, MA - 3/06/2017: Giving a pat on the back is Shannon O'Connor (cq) in her history class to CODY a therapy dog who gets much attention and gives it at the Chapman Farm School in Norwell. The school is for kids who have trouble in regular schools because they are sensitive and tend to get bullied. The school has been trying to move to a former llama farm in East Bridgewater, but she has run into opposition from her neighbors there who have sued to keep the school out (David L Ryan/Globe Staff Photo) SECTION: REGIONAL TOPIC xxsobullied

Fight brewing in East Bridgewater against a school for bullied kids

Neighbors have filed a lawsuit saying the town Planning Board exceeded its authority when it gave permission for the school, which they say will cause traffic problems on their dead-end street.

Interactive Graphic

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See the number of concussions reported by area high schools with a sortable table.